Self is named deputy commissioner of FTS

Self is named deputy commissioner of FTS

By Christopher J. Dorobek

GCN Staff

MARCH 29'The General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service has moved to fill high-level positions in the wake commissioner Dennis J. Fischer's impending departure.

Charles A. Self, assistant commissioner for FTS's Information Technology Integration, has been named deputy commissioner, replacing Sandra N. Bates, who earlier had been named to replace Fischer [].

"Charles Self has served FTS well as assistant commissioner for IT Integration and as national leader of our IT solutions business line," Bates said in a statement. "He has proven abilities in producing business results, is highly committed to our customers, and has built excellent relations with our industry partners. We will make an excellent team and I look forward to working with him as my deputy."

Robert Suda, FTS's chief financial officer since 1998, will replace Self at ITI.

Self has been closely associated with GSA's Seat Management program, tirelessly promoting to other agencies the idea of outsourcing desktop computing services.

As deputy commissioner, Self will serve as the chief operating officer for FTS.

In an interview today, Self said it will be tough for him to let go of ITI, which he has headed since 1997. He said one of his first objectives will be to integrate operations of FTS' telecom and information technology units.

FTS also selected Mike Norris as acting CFO and Mike McNeill as acting chief information officer.

Fischer is leaving government for a Washington-area job with Visa International Corp. of San Francisco.

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